Alumnae

Click here to check out the diverse and inspiring group of Emerge alumnae from around the country that we will soon be joining.

Former La Crosse County Board member
State Senator- District 6 and Former State Representative - District 17
Chair, La Crosse County Board (District 29)
Milwaukee County Social Development Commissioner, District 4
Wauwatosa School Board Director
Former State Senator District 18
Chair - Sheboygan County Democratic Party
Dane County Supervisor District 1
Chair - Democratic Party of Wisconsin Women’s Caucus
City of Racine Alderperson, District 15
Milwaukee Common Council Alder
Former Middleton-Cross Plains Area School Board Member
Sun Prairie City Council, Alder District 1

Emily is the first women elected to hold office in District 1 on the Sun Prairie City Council. 

Chair of Washington County Democratic Pary

Lohr has been a teacher for 16 years, spending the past 13 years teaching global studies at West Bend West High School. She is currently Chair of the Democratic Party of Washington County and a recent graduate of Emerge, a leadership training program for Democratic women interested in running for public office. She is married to fellow teacher, Andy Kougl.

Madison City Council Alder District 16
Former Mineral Point School Board Member
Madison City Councilwoman District 1
Grafton School Board
Former Columbia County Supervisor

Margo was born and raised in Western Wisconsin. She had a large family that taught her the value of hard work and supporting each other. Eventually she traveled the country, met her late husband, and moved back to Wisconsin. She settled in Portage to raise her two sons and start a painting business. Margo became involved in politics because of the healthcare issues her family faced. She recognized the need for affordable healthcare for all people, regardless of pre-existing conditions.

Janesville Public School Member
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor
Candidate for State Senate District 10, River Falls City Council Member
Chair - St. Croix County Democratic Party
Milwaukee Public School Board Director
State Representative - District 48

Melissa Sargent, an East High and UW-Madison graduate, is a wife, mother of 4 sons, and a small business owner who knows an effective government protects our freedoms.
Melissa will continue to champion the policies and programs that reflect our values.
Our neighbors in the 48th Assembly District deserve a hardworking effective representative with true progressive values and a proven track record. With your support Melissa Sargent will continue to be that representative.

Chair-Douglas County Democratic Party
Kenosha County Clerk

Mary has been County Clerk since 2009.  She executes the duties of the position including administer all elections, issue marriage, conservation licenses and permits, passports, cabaret licenses, tax deeded property auctions and sales.  Secretary to the County Board Of Supervisors, Notary

Clerk of the Town of Fountain
Former Middleton City Council Member
Former Burlington City Council member

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